PANTHEIST - Pantheist CD
The funeral doom from the debut 'O Solitude' has been more developed and has grown immensely. That extreme path has been abandoned. Not entirely but on this 'Pantheist' you get some good US doom metal, with crystal clear vocals and a lot of progressive metal like Pink Floyd, porcupine tree and Apoptygma Berzerk sounds. Pantheist seems to have taken great benefit from their move from Belgium to the UK and the incorporation of (ex-)members of Esoteric. The heaviness and hopelessness has been exchanged with infectious up-tempo progressive riffing and hopeful and blissful melodies that are without a doubt from the hand of Kostas, who has an entire own style of writing songs. Doom metal and Progressive rock go hand in hand on this release with a minor part for heavy metal on the side. Just beautiful.